The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Most This Month

May 24, 2014

We always look to our friends when we’re not sure what to cook, and that goes especially for dinner parties. Menu-planning in packs makes us feel safe, thorough, supported.

That’s exactly why, once a month, we’ll be looking to you for advice: These are the ten recipes you loved most this month that also happen to moonlight as the perfect appetizers, mains, and desserts for entertaining a crowd. 

Below is what we’d want to eat at an outdoor party, glass of rosé in hand, but it’s also what we’d want to spend all day cooking. You’ve shown us that these recipes are special, so we’re listening. And now we’re going to throw a party about it.  

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Vera Obias' Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread 


Big Mama's Fried Chicken

Big Mama's Fried Chicken from Food52


Cook's Illustrated's Blondies


Absurdly Addictive Asparagus 


Chickpea Bolognese 


Momofuku's Pork Buns  


Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar


Banana Cake with Penuche Frosting


Scallion Potato Pancakes with Vinegar Cream


Cory Schreiber & Julie Richardson's Rhubarb Buckle with Ginger Crumb 

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.


frances May 25, 2014
i'm so impressed w'your site! thx
Liz B. May 24, 2014
I love that the scallion potato pancake is on this list. And, can I please be invited to a party with pork buns?! - a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired.